http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22493784/ Giants angry with Ronde Barber, report says Remark by Bucs CB reportedly becomes bulletin-board material for N.Y. A war of words has developed between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, opponents Sunday in a playoff game at Tampa, Fla. According to Newsday, when the Giants showed up Wednesday to begin preparation for Sunday's game, they were greeted with this quote from Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber: "Of course we want to play the Giants. They [win] ugly, Shockey's hurt and Eli has been inconsistent." The remark was made Dec. 18 during Ronde and Tiki Barber's Sirius satellite radio show, "The Barber Shop." According to Newsday, Ronde made the remark after Tiki asked him whether he'd prefer to face the Minnesota Vikings or the New York Giants in the first round. No Giants player claimed credit for posting the quote, but it was definitely seen in its perch near the locker room, Newsday reported. It could provide more motivation for a team that has thrived on slights, perceived and real, from around the airwaves and the league. "Typical Barbers," said Antonio Pierce, who has taken issue with some of Tiki's shots at his old team this season, according to Newsday. "I think it's beautiful. We like being known as the one team that shouldn't be here. Maybe we'll go out on Sunday and play different than what people think is usual for us." At the start of the season, Tiki Barber criticized quarterback Eli Manning for his "comical" attempts at leading the Giants in 2006, which was Tiki Barber's last season before he went to work for NBC. In training camp, Manning ripped Tiki Barber, and that move, combined with the new tone set by Tom Coughlin, forged a team unity that has fostered an "us against them" attitude, Newsday reported. "I guess it is [unusual]," David Diehl told Newsday. "Anytime someone gives you some bulletin-board material about your team, you notice it. It's about your team, so how could you not take it personally?" A couple of Giants asked by Newsday about Ronde's quote weren't impressed, or affected much. Manning, unsurprisingly, was one. He said he saw the quote but didn't have anything to say. "The guy's entitled to his opinion," Brandon Jacobs told Newsday. "They haven't been winning so pretty, either. There's only one Patriots. That stuff doesn't really do anything for me." "He's just trying to fire up his team," Justin Tuck told Newsday. "You still have to go out and win a football game."